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The Resource Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman

Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman

Label
Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing
Title
Motherland
Title remainder
a memoir of love, loathing, and longing
Statement of responsibility
Elissa Altman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Elissa and Rita have forever struggled to find their place in each other's worlds. Rita, an overreaching, makeup-addicted, narcissistic Manhattan singer couldn't be more different from Elissa, her gay, taciturn New England writer daughter. Stuck in an outrageous maelstrom of codependency, mother and daughter cannot seem to extricate themselves from the center of each other's lives. Motherland is their universal story: a kaleidoscopic journey built on the ferocity of mother-daughter love, moral obligation, and the possibility and promise of healing. Having survived a harrowing childhood at the hands of her mother, Elissa is finally settled in Connecticut with her wife of almost twenty years. After much time, therapy, and wine, Elissa is at last in a healthy place, orbiting around her mother, but keeping far enough away from her to preserve the independent, quiet life she has built for herself. All of this is suddenly at risk when Rita, whose days are spent traversing the streets of Manhattan from Bergdorf's to Bloomingdale's and back again, suffers an incapacitating fall that leaves her fully dependent on her only child. Forced to confront her mother's desperate need for beauty, her view of the world through a medley of men, her lost days in the spotlight, addiction, and the money that has mysteriously disappeared in the name of maintaining her youth, Elissa must navigate the waters of their shared history, obligation, the problems of caregiving and age, and the frenetic, co-dependent love that has defined their obsessive relationship. Motherland asks the universal mother-daughter question: How much love is too much love?"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Altman, Elissa
Dewey number
  • 306.874/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.A624
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altman, Elissa
  • Altman, Elissa
  • Women caregivers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Codependency
  • Women authors, American
  • Lesbians
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Connecticut
Label
Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110578621
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780399181580
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019007425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1110578621
Label
Motherland : a memoir of love, loathing, and longing, Elissa Altman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110578621
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780399181580
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2019007425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1110578621

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